Dune

Category: Book
By (author): Herbert, Frank
Series: Dune
Subject:  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: September 1990
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 7.51in x 4.22in x 1.87in
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Dune is the story of the Atreides family struggles on the planet of Arrakis with the Harkoneen's over the precious spice melange. It is a rollicking mystical, ecological and revolutionary sci-fi epic! It is one of my sci-fi favourites.

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From The Publisher*Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

Biographical NoteFrank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer. He died in 1986.